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Hello Poetry Month!

Happy Poetry Month everyone! I like to read and write poetry year round with students, but it is nice to have a month that focuses on it, too. Below are some resources you can use for Poetry Month or really … Continue reading

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talk like a leprechaun

Top o’ the mornin’ to ya. Here are some St. Patrick’s Day activities that are more than a worksheet! Enjoy! Above is a fun list of Irish slang. There are tons of ways you can use it for a quick, … Continue reading

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how do you use your pocket chart?

Pocket charts are one of those ubiquitous classroom things. Specifically the large blue ones. More recently, the pretty and colorful Target Dollar Spot mini ones. I even had a big red one from Scholastic. And another smaller red one shaped … Continue reading

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winter sports, meet science

Let me start off by saying that I have never in my life ice skated and am not sure if I ever will. First off, I grew up in Florida, so there’s not much opportunity. Secondly, I have a hard … Continue reading

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the turkey shot out of the oven…

Are you familiar with this hilarious poem from Jack Prelutsky. “The Turkey Shot Out of the Oven.” Seriously, it’s super funny. I don’t want to get into any copyright trouble, so I can’t post the poem itself, but you can … Continue reading

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freebie friday: veteran’s day creative thinking and more!

Hats off to our Veterans! Here are some creative thinking and even (gasp) fun activities you can do with your students on Veteran’s Day. They make great sponge activities or brain breaks. 1. Famous Veterans–use this as a simple research … Continue reading

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freebie friday…jack and the parachute!

It’s Friday. Oh yeah. I always liked doing fun, hands-on science and critical thinking activities in my classroom, and I was always on the lookout for more resources. This summer I decided I would just create my own. Here is … Continue reading

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back to school punch cards…FREE!

I like punch cards. Marble Slab used to give punch cards. So did Moes. You know, buy 5 ice creams get one free. Or buy 5 burritos, get one free. I can get myself into serious trouble with punch cards. … Continue reading

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the common core invasion

We just got home from a vacation in New England. Spent some time in Boston and drove into the mountains of New Hampshire and up the coast of Maine. Absolutely beautiful! And hot, hot, hot! I thought we would be … Continue reading

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science, meet writing

It is so hard to fit everything into a school day, I was always happy when I could find ways to overlap a little bit. You know teach a little bit of social studies in reading class or vice versa. … Continue reading

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